Friday, October 23rd 2020

Education for landlords by landlords

Self-managing landlords are signing up in droves for the NZ Property Investors Federation’s new education programme which aims to help landlords run their properties like professionals.

Big damage pay-out awarded to landlord

Monday, October 05th 2020

Big damage pay-out awarded to landlord

Tenant liability for damage has long been a fraught issue but a new Tenancy Tribunal case shows that damage rulings can sometimes favour a landlord.

Healthy Homes standards: to back or to scrap?

Monday, September 28th 2020

Healthy Homes standards: to back or to scrap?

Landlords are divided over Barfoot & Thompson’s recent call to the National Party to hold fire on their plans to overturn the Healthy Homes standards if elected.

New renters' guide for tenants

Wednesday, September 23rd 2020

New renters' guide for tenants

Far too many tenants are not aware of their obligations around their rental property so a new guide aims to spell out what they need to know and do.

Growth halts for Capital rents

Tuesday, September 22nd 2020

Growth halts for Capital rents

Wellington rents – which have long seen the strongest growth in the country – stalled in August for the first time in five years, new Trade Me Property data reveals.

Call for rent caps after freeze ends

Monday, September 21st 2020

Call for rent caps after freeze ends

Rents are set to go up for many as the Covid-19 prompted freeze on rent increases comes to an end later this week, but tenant advocates are now calling for rents to be capped.

Ex-partner’s behaviour not a tenancy breach

Tuesday, September 15th 2020

Ex-partner’s behaviour not a tenancy breach

Tenant responsibility for the behaviour of other people on the premises can have limits depending on the circumstances, a new Tenancy Tribunal ruling indicates.

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Moving rent tech out of the past

Moving rent tech out of the past

Wednesday, September 02nd 2020

Recent tenancy law changes mean residential landlords will need to stay firmly on top of their rent collection processes – and a newly launched app aims to help them do that.

No rent growth for first time in three years

No rent growth for first time in three years

Tuesday, August 25th 2020

The gap between the supply of available rental properties and demand for them is closing and that means rental growth is slowing.

Routine inspection pays off

Routine inspection pays off

Monday, August 24th 2020

Meth contamination was just one of the breaches uncovered during a routine property inspection that led to a firm Tenancy Tribunal ruling in favour of the landlord.

Changes to RTA now in force

Changes to RTA now in force

Wednesday, August 19th 2020

The Government’s controversial tenancy law reforms are now law after the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 2020 received Royal Assent on 11 August 2020.

Persistent RTA breaches cost landlord

Persistent RTA breaches cost landlord

Thursday, August 06th 2020

Ongoing disregard for her obligations under residential tenancy law has resulted in a hefty fine for a notorious Christchurch landlord.

New rental laws will have unexpected outcomes

New rental laws will have unexpected outcomes

Thursday, August 06th 2020

Watch out – some of the tenancy reforms now set to become law will have unintended consequences and cause more harm than good, REINZ is warning.

Radical tenancy reforms now law

Radical tenancy reforms now law

Wednesday, August 05th 2020

Shock and dismay. That’s what landlords around New Zealand are feeling after Parliament passed the Government’s controversial tenancy law reforms into law late Wednesday.

The final countdown

The final countdown

Saturday, August 01st 2020

This week was supposed to see the second reading of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill in Parliament. That didn’t come about. So what happens now?

Queenstown rents take a nosedive

Queenstown rents take a nosedive

Friday, July 31st 2020

Covid-19 has hit the Queenstown rental market hard, with new data showing that rents in the holiday hotspot have plummeted by 28% on June last year.

Opposition to RTA overhaul rages

Opposition to RTA overhaul rages

Tuesday, July 28th 2020

The Government’s controversial tenancy law reform proposals look set to hit Parliament today, but opponents say it would be a big mistake for MPs to pass them into law.

Crunch time for tenancy law reforms

Crunch time for tenancy law reforms

Monday, July 27th 2020

The Government’s tenancy law reforms are up for their second reading in Parliament this week – and landlord advocates are urging people to contact MPs with their concerns before midday Tuesday.

Partner’s residence breached tenancy agreement

Partner’s residence breached tenancy agreement

Monday, July 20th 2020

More people living in a rental property than allowed under the tenancy agreement is a common problem, but a recent Tenancy Tribunal ruling demonstrates why landlords should address this issue.

Select Committee green lights tenancy law reforms

Select Committee green lights tenancy law reforms

Friday, July 10th 2020

Extreme disappointment is the response of property professionals to the Select Committee report on the Government’s proposed tenancy law reforms which was released this week.

SuperCity yields improving

SuperCity yields improving

Thursday, June 25th 2020

Investors take note - record low mortgage rates mean the yields on Auckland rental properties are starting to look more attractive.

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